Memorial Trees & Sympathy Gifts

Planting a tree as a memorial gift is a thoughtful way to express your sympathy and allow the memory of someone special to live on.
  • A unique and touching tribute
  • Unlike sympathy flowers, a lasting memorial
  • Less expensive than flowers and other gifts

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"Last year I lost my sweet mom, and someone gave my family a sympathy memorial tree gift from your wonderful organization in her memory, and for that I am so thankful."~Katie L.

"My best friend died and a year later I wanted to remember his passing in a special way. I gave his family the gift of a memorial tree. They were thankful that he would have an on going remembrance gift of his life. It also turned out that when in college he had spent a summer planting trees in Colorado, so it was even more appropriate than I knew."~Dotty R.


Is it possible to find unique, thoughtful and lasting memorial gift ideas amongst all the sympathy flowers and cheesy trinkets? YES! Few memorial tributes to loved ones will last as long as living, thriving memorial trees planted in the name of someone who has passed.

Consider this story, told to us by a customer: "My friend's husband passed away, so I went to visit her right after the funeral. Her house was full of flowers and funeral plants, and it was quite beautiful, but when I went back 3 days later, all the flowers were dying and it was really, really depressing."

When someone suffers a loss, you want to do something to let them know that you are there for them in their hour of need, and you want a remembrance gift that will last. It's difficult to know just what to say or what gesture to make when someone passes on, but Trees for a Change has gifts of remembrance that will show how you feel in an uplifting and respectful way. Giving memorial trees as remembrance gifts is a way to honor the memory of the person who has departed while giving comfort for those who remain behind.

Memorial Plants

Plant a Tree in Memory...A Gift That Lives On

Funeral Trees

After suffering a loss, people are inundated with flowers and memorial plants that can brighten up a home for a short period of time only to die and be thrown away. Available for a fraction of the cost of sympathy flowers or funeral plants, our tree memorial tributes to loved ones are in loving memory gifts that live on and honor the memory of the departed for generations. As a result, these memorial gifts serve as reminders of life and have deep meaning for those who receive them. Plus, this sympathy memorial gift will stand out among those ordinary flower gifts and send your wishes of sympathy in a unique way.

Gifts of Remembrance that Do Good

When you give memorial trees as remembrance gifts in honor of someone who is deceased, a real tree will be planted in a U.S. National Forest in his or her honor. The trees are placed in areas that have been decimated by wildfires, so your gift will make a lasting difference and help an area of woodlands recover and regain its former beauty. The U.S. National Forest service has identified over 1,000,000 acres of forest land that is in desperate need of restoration, so the need for new trees is huge. When someone plants a tree in memory, the recipient of the in loving memory gifts will even be able to see photographs of the trees online and learn its geographic location. This makes it as if a piece of that person whom they have lost lives on in a real, tangible place. A card accompanies the gift that fully explains the memorial gift.


Memorial Gift Ideas & Options for Everyone

At Trees for Change, we offer three types of memorial gifts to suit every budget and need. Our Memorial Tree Gift Card is an affordable option that can even be purchased in groups of four at a discounted price. With this option, you can write your own message and send out the card inside of a sympathy card or on its own. To make your gift more personal, opt for our Memorial Tree Gift, and we'll include a personalized certificate and print a message of your choosing on the card. For just double the price, you can plant 5 trees as a tribute and receive the same personalization options. Our two personalized gifts of remembrance can be sent directly to your chosen recipient, or we can send them to you to present how you see fit.

Send your message of sympathy in a way that will pay tribute to the departed and bring comfort to your friend or family member. Plant a tree in memory with Trees for Change today and make a difference for a grieving person and for the entire planet.